Double-Layered Scheme of Protection to Meet Environmental and Business Challenge: A Case Study in MM2100 Industrial Estate (IE)

Manuel Luis F. Lirio

Abstract

The world is in quantum leap. Technology innovations are everywhere. The world is hungry for the production-edge. This is now visible in Southeast Asia, wherein manufacturing facilities of the modern world are like mushrooms as it grows in and out of the metropolitan cities, including Indonesia. Yes, most Southeast Asian countries, especially Indonesia get the benefit of having the jobs as a host country of those manufacturing giants and get better Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which generally create a better life for the people. However, there are negative impacts when the industrial sectors made a rapid progress. This massive expansion is a threatening scenario to the host community when sustainable developments were not applied.This case study focused on how double-layered scheme of protection meet the environmental and business challenge to sustain and make balancing on this rapid development. It renders solution as to how environment will be protected while businesses will enjoy the benefit of returns. It is true that it is a great challenge to everyone, to all sectors of community, such as the Local Government Units (LGU’s) and the private sectors as well, and to all stakeholders to get a sustained development within the host community. The concept of Double-Layered Scheme of Protection is to protect the Environment with the accidental and some intentional discharge of waste water from the businesses that is housed inside the IE and eventually continue with the business operations between regulator-and-locators thus making both in a win-win condition.It is true that the most important component that is always being affected by the technological advances especially in the arena of advance manufacturing is the water in the environment. This nevertheless is always the issue, and this writing is a great contributor to have the double-layered scheme of protection to meet the environmental and business challenge. Findings in this study revealed that most manufacturing companies are being inconsiderate to their factory discharge even they are located outside and inside the IE’s. Local government units that regulate and implement the standards sometimes just close their eyes and snub the consequences of negative environmental impacts. It is true in most developing countries. Most of us can see lenient sanctions when the demarcation lines over the regulatory limits are crossed. These kinds of situation usually happen in the developing countries in which the government is the direct regulating institution that supervise, monitor, control and enforce the regulations. If sustainability is not easy, we can still forgo to the rapid industrialization without sacrificing the water pollution from businesses that affect the environment. This writing will meet those environmental and business challenges through an Industrial Estate that has double-layered scheme of protection and enhanced implementing rules and regulations (IRR) which is by now undertaken in MM2100 Industrial Estate. By the time that more IE’s will be built here in Indonesia, and company influx is in the IE’s, then the enormous benefit from the DoubleLayered Scheme of Protection will surely meet the Environmental and Business Challenge. Keywords. technology innovations; industrial estate; foreign direct investment; environmental impacts; industrialization; advance manufacturing.

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